Peptide Ghrelin May Be Involved In Both Alcohol Dependence And Overeating

Friday, September 26, 2008 - 13:35 in Psychology & Sociology

Ghrelin is a peptide found mostly in the stomach but also in the brain. Ghrelin is known to have an effect on food intake by increasing feelings of hunger and the urge to eat. New findings show that the ghrelin system may also be involved in addictive behaviors and brain reward.

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